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By Staff Reports
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, 9:56 p.m.
 

Despite losing two fumbles and having two punts blocked, visiting Slippery Rock upset No. 13 California (Pa.), 28-26, in a PSAC West game Saturday at Adamson Stadium.

Cal (7-2, 5-1) dropped into a three-way tie with Indiana (Pa.) and Mercyhurst for the division lead. Slippery Rock improved to 5-2, 4-2.

Jeff Knox Jr.'s blocked punt recovery in the end zone with 7:06 left pulled Cal within two, but the conversion pass fell incomplete.

Slippery Rock's Nigel Barksdale was 15 of 22 for 283 yards and a touchdown while leading his team to a 28-13 lead in the fourth quarter. He also rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries. Brett Crenshaw added two rushing TDs for Slippery Rock.

Cal's Cody Schroeder, starting for injured quarterback Peter Lalich, threw for 224 yards and a score.

Indiana (Pa.) 45, Clarion 0 — Mike Box threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, and De'Antwan Williams rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown as IUP (8-1, 5-1) defeated Clarion (4-5, 2-4) in a PSAC West game. Harvie Tuck gained 97 yards and had a touchdown for IUP, which rushed for 205 yards.

Mercyhurst 24, Edinboro 21 — Brandon Brown-Dukes' 1-yard TD run capped a 10-point rally in the fourth quarter for Mercyhurst (7-2, 5-1), which defeated Edinboro (3-5, 2-4) in a PSAC West game. Brown-Dukes scored two touchdowns, and Paris Bruner had 187 yards on six catches. Edinboro's Cody Harris threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score.

Gannon 13, Lock Haven 7 — Jansen Jones rushed 29 times for 183 yards for Gannon (2-7, 1-5) in its PSAC West victory against Lock Haven (0-9, 0-6), which lost its 51st consecutive game and got its only score on an interception return. Brandon Brader had 86 rushing yards for Lock Haven.

No. 10 Shippensburg 49, No. 4 Bloomsburg 42 — Shippensburg, blew a 42-21 lead in the second half yet regrouped to defeat Bloomsburg in the PSAC East on Zach Zulli's 4-yard TD pass to Bryan Barley with four seconds remaining. The winning drive came after Bloomsburg tied the score at 42 with 2:39 to play. Zulli passed for 496 yards and seven touchdowns. He also had 80 rushing yards. Shippensburg had three 100-yard receivers.

West Liberty 41, Seton Hill 29 — Andrew Jackson threw for 439 yards and four touchdowns for Seton Hill (0-9, 0-7), which dropped a West Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Conference game to West Liberty (5-4, 4-3). Niko Hall-Brown caught 11 passes for 223 yards and a TD for Seton Hill.

Division I FCS

Wagner 23, Robert Morris 13 — Jeff Sinclair threw two late touchdown passes for Robert Morris (2-6, 1-4) in its Northeast Conference loss at Wagner (5-3, 5-1). Sinclair had 238 passing yards.

Central Connecticut State 32, St. Francis (Pa.) 30 — Keion Wade rushed for 129 yards and two TDs, but St. Francis (3-6, 2-4) blew an early 13-point lead and dropped an NEC game at CCSU (2-6, 2-3). St. Francis' John Kelly passed for 166 yards and two TDs and added 121 rushing yards.

South Dakota State 41, Youngstown State 28 — Kurt Hess passed for 270 yards and two touchdowns against South Dakota State (6-2, 4-1), but Youngstown State (4-4, 1-4) lost its fourth consecutive Missouri Valley Conference game.

Division III

No. 23 Waynesburg 42, Westminster 16 — Carter Hill passed for 242 yards and four touchdowns for Waynesburg (9-0, 7-0), which remained unbeaten in the Presidents' Athletic Conference with its victory against Westminster (3-4, 2-4). Christian Jackson caught six passes for 141 yards and three touchdowns, and Bertrand Ngampa rushed for 109 yards and a TD. Westminster's Dak Britt rushed for two TDs.

Bethany (W.Va.) 26, Thiel 13 — Matt Grimard passed for 293 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores to lead Bethany (2-6, 2-4) past Thiel (2-6, 2-4) in the PAC. Bethany trailed, 7-6, entering the fourth quarter before scoring 20 unanswered points. Thiel's Andrew Smith threw a TD pass and ran for a score.

Grove City 26, Geneva 8 — Shane Kaclik carried 28 times for 166 yards and two touchdowns to help lead Grove City (4-4, 3-3) past Geneva (2-6, 2-4) in a PAC game. Geneva was led by Rocco Colavecchia's 148 yards rushing.

Thomas More 38, St. Vincent 3 — St. Vincent (0-8, 0-6) was held to 30 rushing yards and 106 yards of offense in its PAC loss at Thomas More (5-3, 5-2).

Washington (Mo.) 15, Carnegie Mellon 3 — Washington (3-5, 1-0) scored 15 unanswered points in the second half to defeat CMU (5-3, 0-1) in a University Athletic Association game. CMU's Tim Kikta had six catches for 56 yards, giving him 706 yards on the season and moving him within 63 yards of the school's single-season record.

Kenyon 20, Allegheny 7 — Derrick Emigh had seven catches for 108 yards and a score for Allegheny (4-4, 3-2) in its North Coast Athletic Conference loss at Kenyon (5-3, 4-1).

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